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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 The Springfield Baha’i community is celebrating the recent approval by the U.S. Senate of a resolution condemning Iran’s continued state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i citizens. Senat...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another ...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 In 1911 the Peabody family moved into a new mansion in a suburb of Chicago. The move was made possible by many Peabody company miners living in shacks and risking their lives in unsafe mines dow...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
Once in my teens, approaching the stop sign a block from my house, with no cars around, I slowed way down then gently glided through in my old VW bug.Bill Hall, my friends’ father and the state poli...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 The first Thanksgiving is often associated with the Pilgrims. More than two centuries later, President Abraham Lincoln was the first to make it official.This year marks 150 years since Lincoln�...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 I could walk you to within very few feet, perhaps inches, of the exact spot I was on at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. I was on the Butler Elementary School playground playing Artillery Ball after l...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 We were young. We were innocent. We were naive. And from that afternoon on, nothing was the same.I had just finished lunch in the Gizmo at Knox College. As I walked down the long sunlit gallery ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next ...

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